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The Deliberate Agrarian: StrawberriesOf The Largest & Finest Quality(the E.P. Roe Way)
Paradise Lot | Two plant geeks, one-tenth of an acre and the making of an edible garden oasis in the city April 26, 2014 | Holyoke, MA | 10am to 4pm (does not include meals or accommodations) Cost per person: $120 Spend a day with Jonathan Bates & Eric Toensmeier, the co-designers and managers of the garden that inspired the book Paradise Lot. We will tour the garden and sample the vegetables and fruit that are in season.
VEG Design Solutions - Part Two - Very Edible Gardens VEG Design Solutions - Part Two Details Created on Monday, 16 July 2012 08:28 When designing edible gardens, a site-specific problem will often crop up. One of the most enjoyable aspects of permaculture design for us is devising site-specific solutions to those problems.
On Sale Now for a limited time! Gluten Free Grain Free Breads, Batters & Doughs If you are gluten free or grain free, this book is for you! Breads, Batters & Doughs teaches you how to cook using alternative flours and offers a collection of incredible recipes! Follow This Tip In Your Garden & Get A Ton Of Organic Strawberries!
Our vegetable garden project: Vertical vegetable garden ideas
I prefer to have the bottle standing right-way-up as I think it looks nicer and it keeps debris out of the bottle thus keeping the holes from blocking. The materials: * 2 litre plastic soft-drink bottle or water bottle * Sharp small screwdriver, pointed hole-maker or drill
EXCLUSIVE Top End deserts Giles and party AMOS AIKMAN SUPPORT has crashed for the Northern Territory’s Country Liberal Party, which stands to lose crucial seats across Darwin. Change in India shown in vote Amanda Hodge INDIANS have flocked to the ballot box in record numbers, reflecting a political awakening across vast social and economic divides.
Seattle’s vision of an urban food oasis is going forward. A seven-acre plot of land in the city’s Beacon Hill neighborhood will be planted with hundreds of different kinds of edibles: walnut and chestnut trees; blueberry and raspberry bushes; fruit trees, including apples and pears; exotics like pineapple, yuzu citrus, guava, persimmons, honeyberries, and lingonberries; herbs; and more. All will be available for public plucking to anyone who wanders into the city’s first food forest. “This is totally innovative, and has never been done before in a public park,” Margarett Harrison, lead landscape architect for the Beacon Food Forest project, tells TakePart. Harrison is working on construction and permit drawings now and expects to break ground this summer.
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Interview with Kultivator, an experimental cooperation of organic farming and visual art practice Images Kultivator from the series Wedding between art and agriculture I discovered KULTIVATOR a couple of years ago at Pixelache in Helsinki. The collective was founded in 2005 by 3 artists and 2 organic farmers in the village Dyestad, on the Swedish island of Öland. This cooperation of farming and visual art practice involves an organic farm with where pigs are raised, cows are milked, potatoes are harvested and linseed oil is pressed.
Going beyond organic, a new generation of farmers is nurturing nature as well as crops. posted Feb 06, 2012 Jack Gray of Winter Green Farm outside of Eugene, Ore., is committed to farming without harming surrounding wildlife and natural ecosystems. “Frogs are an indicator species,” Jack Gray explains, leaning over a small, muddy pond to look for tadpoles. Here on the 170-acre Winter Green Farm, 20 miles west of Eugene, Ore., Gray has raised cattle and grown vegetables and berries for 30 years. Farmers Go Wild by Abby Quillen
At the Permaculture Design Course we just finished in Sydney, Adam Grubb got everyone truly inspired about the power of Permablitz. A good permablitz is an valuable opportunity to participate in design, community, digging, growing and learning, all in one day. Following on from Adam’s excellent ‘How to run a Permablitz really well’ talk that he gave during his visit (video of the talk is below), there’s been a few videos come to light that really help understand just why a permablitz is so darn cool. The transformative power of Permablitz
The Best Way to Ripen Peaches It took four days for this peach to ripen, note the dripping juice. I love peaches too much to eat them as the rock hard flavorless orbs we’ve come to expect from the local grocer. It’s worth every penny to buy from local growers or grow peaches yourself as it seems impossible to ship perfectly ripe peaches. Heck, I can’t take a bag full of my peaches to a neighbor across the street without having jam upon arrival.
P E R M A V A T I O N S Permavations stands for Innovations in Permanent Agriculture. Many have pioneered these methods over the course of centuries. This science is referred to by some people as Permaculture but began centuries ago when all food supplies were local. When I was eleven years old I visited Greece and the yards were all full of food producing plants.
Lawn Reform Coalition by Evelyn Hadden I remember how thrilled I was back in 2003 to find Liz Primeau's excellent book, Front Yard Gardens: Growing More Than Grass. How unusual to see a design book focusing on the topic of lawnless (or less lawn) landscapes right out front in the public view. It even showcased a no-mow front lawn, which was extremely cutting edge. What joy to page through, taking an "armchair tour" of a dizzyingly diverse array of gardens without lawns.
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